Brewster

Blog posts about Brewster real estate, neighborhoods and more.

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brewster whitecaps sign

With regular season games running from mid-June trough mid-August, the Cape Cod Baseball League provides family-friendly fun for those on the Cape, and a place for future MLB players to hone their skills. From Hyannis to Brewster, Orleans to Chatham, the league is made up of  ten different teams, divided up into the east and west divisions.

Around since the late 1800s, teams now play in a 44-game regular-season matchup, with a postseason concluding with a championship series and the popular All Star Game in late July. The teams are made up of some of the top college players in the nation, recruited to play each summer in one of the country’s best amateur summer leagues.

The league actually got its start generations ago, though, when two separate leagues

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elijah cobb house brewster ma

The Cape is full of history, and that history is on full display at the Elijah Cobb House. First constructed in 1799, the former sea captain’s home now serves as the very first permanent museum for the Brewster Historical Society. The space is a half-century in the making, as the society has been around for 50-years, yet never had its own permanent museum space until now.

When first built the location was part of Harwich, a home for the seaman who spent his days traveling the globe. Family members lived in the home until the early 1940s when it was sold and renovations were made. By the time the society took possession of the home it was in need of repairs once again.

Purchased for $575,000 in 2014, the society put another $365,000 into renovations, paid

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ocean edge resort & golf club in brewster

With tantalizing views of Cape Cod Bay, the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club offers up a taste of “old world” splendor, with top-notch amenities and age-old elegance at every turn. A historic mansion overlooks the water while splendidly designed villas frame the Nicklaus designed golf course. Whether booking at night’s stay at the resort or choosing from one of the property’s exquisitely designed condos for sale, there’s plenty to enjoy within the one-and-only property of Ocean Edge.

Dating back to the late 1800s, the property’s mansion sits on the National Register of Historic Places, while the Cape’s largest ballroom welcomes visitors with the charm of yesteryear. The entire resort features around 90 guest rooms, along with up to three-bedroom villas,

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brewster flats

Considered by many to be part of the largest tidal flats in all of North America, the Brewster Flats continue to entice visitors, amazed by the majestic beauty of Mother Nature in uncovering seaside and marsh environments. At low tide the tidal flats running along the Cape Cod Bay coastline stretch a massive 12,000-acres, extending for nearly 10 miles from Brewster to North Eastham. Portions, though, can extend for a couple of miles offshore, revealing a spectacular area to explore.

While its not advised visitors actually walk out on the flats themselves due to the risk of tidal creeks, they do open up a unique environment to explore by walking the beaches just next to the flats. With this option available, it’s hoped that the tidal flats will continue

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mac's shack wellfleet

When it comes to finding fresh seafood on Cape Cod your choices are seemingly endless.  The region is known for its fantastic array of delicacies, straight out of the waters surrounding the beautiful local communities.  To help you narrow down the list, we came up with a few of our favorite Cape Cod seafood restaurants.

Mac’s Seafood

First on our list is Mac’s Seafood.  With locations all across Cape Cod, Mac’s Seafood is a good choice no matter which part of the Cape you’re visiting.  Mac’s Shack is open seasonally in Wellfleet, while Mac’s on the Pier offers the ease of window ordering on Wellfleet Harbor.  Mac’s Fish House Provincetown is a more upscale location with a full sushi and raw bar.

Mac’s also offers several markets including Mac’s Market

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By Family member of Thaxter P. Spencer, now part of the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

A single, historic photograph not only unlocks the key to details about one of America’s best-known activists and advocates for those with disabilities, but also portrays the historic side of Cape Cod.  The Brewster Historical Society currently houses one of the most famous and earliest photographs of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan.

It was Sullivan who taught Keller, who lost her ability to see and hear as a young child, to communicate by spelling words on her hand.  The famous photograph of the two shows a vacation to Brewster well more than a century ago.  In it, the woman and young child

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Salt became a great necessity for early New England life.  It was needed to help support the area’s fishing industry by preserving fish.  At one time in history much of that needed salt had to be imported.  However, that all came to a virtual halt when the British government began demanding a tax on the salt.  Imports of salt shut down during the Revolutionary War.  To help fill the need of fishermen, the Cape Cod region was forced to rise to the occasion.

That’s where Captain John Sears came into play.  The East Dennis captain came up with the design for an efficient salt works.  The idea was to evaporate seawater to make salt.  During the first season, the shallow wooden vat only made about eight bushels of salt.  By 1778 he found a way to pull up

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Cape Cod is a great place to find some unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else.  From vintage finds to estate pieces, you are sure to find a great selection of items for sale.  We uncovered some of the best antique shops you won’t want to miss while on the Cape.

Wisteria Antiques - Brewster

While in Brewster, make plans to make a stop at Wisteria Antiques.  This beautiful old Victorian is itself enough of a reason to stop, but what you’ll find inside is just as magical.  The restored home is more of a boutique or even a museum than an old antique shop, packed with beautiful items everywhere you look.  You’ll find a great selection of artwork here, including hand-painted porcelain, plus antique costume jewelry and even some stunning oriental rugs.

Harwich

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cape cod rail trail sign

When you think of traveling Cape Cod you may envision it by water or by car, but there’s another way to see the sites, and it’s possible by simply hitting the open trail.  There are plenty of places to run on Cape Cod, but we narrowed down the list to just a select few.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

With nearly 30 miles of incredible terrain to cover, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is a runner’s delight.  This paved trail goes all the way from Dennis to Wellfleet, with the option of heading into Chatham, too.  For a 12-mile, round-trip run, kick off your route in Harwich, just off Route 124 at Headwaters Drive.  You’ll want to run east, which takes you across a cranberry bog, a number of ponds and to the Nickerson State Park entrance.

Nickerson State Park

Speaking of the

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pb boulangerie wellfleet

From pies and scones to cakes and bread, you’ll find plenty of options in tempting your taste buds all across Cape Cod.  We found a few great selections when it comes to bakeries located on the Cape.

Cottage St Bakery- Orleans

It may be small, but the Cottage St Bakery is big with locals and visitors alike.  This bakery dishes up a host of traditional recipes, all made with fresh ingredients and free of preservatives.  You’ll find pies, pastries and even wedding cakes here.

Open year round, Cottage St Bakery has been in business for three decades, also selling sandwiches, soups, salads and breakfast creations.  This bakery is open every day of the week, but during select hours in the fall.  You’ll find it in Orleans.  A second location in Chatham is

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